With the news that Donald Trump has won the US election, four uncertain years lie ahead. And while the country won’t be able to undo whatever happens as a result of his presidency, they can hope that he will make way for a more progressive replacement. Hence why numerous Americans - and Brits alike – are already making it known that they want Michelle Obama to run for President in 2020.
#Michelle2020 is already trending and some Tweeters have offered to start her campaign to become the first female president, including comedian Dawn French.
Michelle has become as beloved as her husband during his eight years in power – if not more. She’s proven her ability to stand up for women, children and families with projects like Let Girls Learn and Join Forces – to support the lives of military families. As well as a background in economics and law, she has proven her fortitude with the ability to support her family through the former POTUS’s terms.
The former FLOTUS endorsed Hilary Clinton in her Hillary for America Campaign speech in New Hampshire, saying: "We need someone who is a uniting force in this country. We need someone who will heal the wounds that divide us. Someone who truly cares about us and our children. Someone with strength and compassion to lead this country forward."
But these words also describe Michelle perfectly, and in 2020 America may need that person more than ever.
The potential of her future leadership is providing a small glimmer of hope to anti-Trump Americans and Brits.
As Michelle also said in New Hampshire in support of Clinton: “Hope is important. Hope is important for our young people. And we deserve a President who can see those truths in us -- a President who can bring us together and bring out the very best in us.”
In March at South By South West festival, Michelle said she would never make a bid for the White House, citing her daughters’ well being as an infringement on her ability to follow in Clinton’s footsteps.
“I’m going to continue to work with young people all over the world,” she said. “Not as president. I will not run for president.”
“There are so many ways to impact the world and you don’t have to be president of the United States to do them,” she clarified.
However, we can but hope that she sees these overwhelming messages of support and changes her mind. Or as some of the Tweeters have suggested, that this has all been a bad dream and she’s already agreed to take on the role of POTUS…